Make a wish on new field of dreams
Published 23/02/2010 | 05:00
THE Make-A-Wish Foundation will be the official charity of the new Aviva Stadium.
The new home for Ireland's international rugby and football squads has agreed to help the charity in its fundraising efforts while helping it grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.
Leinster out-half Jonathan Sexton (pictured right), the charity's ambassador, made the announcement yesterday along with Nathan O'Grady (10).
The little boy from Limerick recently had his wish granted to be the mascot for the Irish squad in last autumn's international match against Australia.
The charity's CEO Susan O'Dwyer said she was "proud" that the stadium had come on board to help them grant wishes to children.
The stadium, due to open on May 14, will host the Make-A-Wish ball on September 18 this year.